Ruby Braff and Ellis Larkins
Label Vanguard VRS-8507 (Lp and Cd reissue) - Original date of Release: Oct 14, 1955
Length: 50:09 minutes

In 1955, trumpeter Ruby Braff recorded two duet albums with the sensitive pianist Ellis Larkins and both projects were very well-received. This CD reissue brings back the second session in which they perform a dozen songs written by Rodgers & Hart. The passionate Braff and Larkins (a masterful accompanist) work quite well together. Although the emphasis is on ballads, there are a few hotter pieces that find Braff pushing Larkins a bit. Highlights include "Mountain Greenery," "Blue Moon," "My Romance" and "You Took Advantage of Me"